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Surviving the Storm: Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later, Sept. 1-3 at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Montgomery College will celebrate the resurgence and strength of New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. A street party, featuring Cajun food and music, kicks off the series of events Tuesday, September 1 at noon, at Jesup Blair Park, adjacent at the College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

Events, including film screenings and art exhibits, will be held on all three campuses. “Surviving the Storm” will culminate with a panel discussion consisting of local and national leaders on September 3 at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center. The panel features former Montgomery County Council Executive Doug Duncan, the Honorable Donna Edwards, author, media personality and activist Bill Fletcher and political sportswriter Dave Zirin.

See the complete event schedule below. All events are free and open to the public.

Street Party Featuring Cajun Food and the Dupont Brass Band Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Time: Noon to 3 p.m. Location: Jesup Blair Park at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Event Description: Great jazz music and food; free to the public. Film Screenings Date: Tuesday, September 1 through September 3, 2015 Time/Locations: Visit for the complete listings. Event Description: Film series to include “When the Levees Broke,” “Faubourg Treme,” “Wade in the Water, Children” and “Surviving the Storm.” Panel Discussion Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Cultural Arts Center Theatre 1 Event Description: Moderator-led panel discussion to include welcoming remarks by Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard. A panel discussion will follow that includes Mr. Bill Fletcher, The Honorable Donna Edwards, Mr. Dave Zirin and Mr. Douglas M. Duncan. Art Exhibits in Two Galleries Date: August 17 to October 23, 2015 Location: TP/SS Campus CAC Gallery Date: January 25 -February 26, 2016 Location: Rockville Campus Media Arts Gallery For more information, email or call 240-567-1397. You can also follow on Twitter and Facebook at @katrinaMC10.

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-1312 or email by August 19.

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